Complaints: Chronic left sciatica with pain in buttock and
leg due to lumbar arthritis since 1983. The pain was worse with sitting and
prolonged standing, occurring almost daily for the last 3 years. He played
tennis despite the pain because it was one of his favorite hobby. But he stopped
recently because the pain was becoming severe.
Acupuncture: Left-side yang horary points in Metal-Order of
LI1, UB66, GB41, SI5, and ST36.
Treatment process: He had 11 acupuncture treatments so far at
twice a week visit. The improvement was immediate and linear with less
intensity, less frequency, and shorter in duration. He played tennis after the
9th visit, with minimal aggravation and quicker recovery than the
Discussion: Exercising and working with minimal distraction
indicate a higher quality of living.